Happy Spring! Happy Ostara and Happy Spring Equinox!
This is one of my favorite times of year! 🌸🌼🌺. I LOVE seeing all of the green that’s coming back all around us. Feeling the earth awaken after winter, the longer days and shorter nights, more of nature coming to life – I feel so INSPIRED this time of year.
A time of rebirth and renewal, this is also a great time for new ideas! What is something that you’ve been wanting to do but haven’t felt like it during the gray winter? How are you planning on taking advantage of the sunshine and warmer weather?
I’ll be going on a lot more hikes and walks. In northeastern Pennsylvania, it gets cold and icy during the winter months and isn’t the safest for my favorite trail (which has a lot of tree roots). I’ll be going through my big piles of books to read, finding a good park or a good spot in the backyard, and set up camp for the day (on weekends). I’ll work with the windows open and spend as much time outside as possible.
I feel my best when I’m outside on a nice spring day. But with spring, also comes a lot rain. And some people look at rain as a bad thing or as “bad weather”.
There is a way of thinking that nothing is good or bad – that everything is in a state of neutrality, and we are the ones who decide if it’s “good or bad”. With rain – someone with plans of reading outside on the grass may see rain as “bad”, but someone who has been struggling with a drought may be grateful for the rain. Either way – it’s just rain. With larger concepts, it may be hard to see the neutrality of all things. This is still something I’m working on understanding, but it has helped me tremendously with accepting that life is happening for me, not to me. So if I go through life believing everything is bad, then it will be since that’s my perception. But when I shift my mindset to be grateful for everything – the sunshine AND the rain – my gratitude will grow.
With springtime beginning, I challenge you to spend more time outside. Start a new project, or finish one you’ve put off during winter. Think of at least one thing you’re grateful for every day.